View Poll Results: Which system allows for the easiest and quickest adjustment?

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  • Stock spectra & tree huggers

    16 21.62%
  • Straps w/Speers 4-way Wrap

    7 9.46%
  • Straps w/Buckles

    51 68.92%
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Heavy is a realtive term. I use some of these: http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/st...berId=12500226

    Hold 24 Kn closed - that means about 5,400 lbs for the Americans.

    Work so far and only weigh 1.8 ounce (49 grams) each. Of course two of them together weigh about as much as my entire first aid kit - but for work the extra 3.6 ounces (98 grams) are worth it.
    Thanks for that info. I'm going to try to get some tomorrow from REI.

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    I use a loop in one end of a strap, that goes around the tree, thred the other end through the loop pull tight. The loose end goes to 2 D rings with a half hitch. Time less than 40 secs for both ends(when unpacked). To adjust on the tree pull on the loop to loosen move it up or down, pull on it to tighten agn, the hammock weight does the rest lol.
    I'll try for under 40 seconds ready steady GOOOOO and the crowd goes wild woot woot
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    With my Hennessy, the first thing I did with my tree huggers was add a carabiner and tied the spectra to the biner instead of lacing it through the hugger loops. It wasn't long before I replaced it with straps and descending rings.


    Tell us more about the "O" rings please. I've seen them used before but not applied to anything bearing serious weight. Any problems with slippage or releasing tension? Do you tie an extra knot after the rings as a backup. I'd love to see pictures.
    There is an overhand hitch tied after the rings as a stopper. Otherwise, it will put you on the ground.

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    I use ring buckles & 2 pcs of 11' long webbing with climbers carabiners (1 each). It is lightning fast (30 second set up) but the trade off is my suspension is 15 Oz.
    Nearly as fast are whoopie slings, much lighter. My next upgrade with Dutch clips on the webbing.
    The Jack's buckles are (as Pan says) 60 - 90 seconds, so not much different.
    My best time using the Spear (or Hennessy) knot is about 2 minutes each end, and it was hard to adjust if I guessed wrong.

    The first 3 are easy/fast to adjust, all will keep you off the ground if used correctly.

    The importance of speed is most evident after a long day hiking with a T-storm bearing down on you.

    Side note: Figure 9s on the tarp make that set up faster / easier.
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    The cinch buckles currently being supplied with Warbonnets are da bomb. I like them better than rings...dunno how the weight compares.
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    WOW... can anybody say "BUMP". Thats a three year old thread. Kinda fun to see how things have progressed over the years. And some haven't.

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